Elmore County has been placed under a Tornado Watch until 12:00 pm

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 108
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
500 AM CDT SAT APR 25 2015

TORNADO WATCH 108 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 PM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

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.    ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

AUTAUGA              BALDWIN             BARBOUR
BULLOCK              BUTLER              CLARKE
COFFEE               CONECUH             COVINGTON
CRENSHAW             DALE                ELMORE
ESCAMBIA             GENEVA              HENRY
HOUSTON              LOWNDES             MACON
MOBILE               MONROE              MONTGOMERY
PIKE                 RUSSELL             WILCOX

Slight risk of Severe Weather for Saturday, April 25th

Elmore County has been placed under a Slight risk for severe weather on Saturday, April 25th by the NWS Storm Prediction Center. According to the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham, all of Central Alabama will have a chance for severe weather as a frontal system moves through the State. There will be 2 rounds of weather that may produce showers and thunderstorms. The first round will be tonight after midnight and the second round may develop tomorrow afternoon from noon to 8:00 p.m. Tonight isolated strong storms and heavy rainfall will be possible. The severity of the second round tomorrow afternoon will largely depend on the amount of clearing and how much warming we get during the afternoon hours. Should we remain cloudy and overcast the severity for thunderstorm activity should be less. According to the NWS there is a fair amount of uncertainty in the forecast for our area with regards to timing and intensity of storm activity tomorrow.

Below is a graphic provided by the NWS showing severe weather possible and the possible timing.

We will be monitoring this weather system and will follow up with additional information if any major changes in the forecast.

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Elmore County Safer Places Open

Several of Elmore County’s Safer Places are open. Check our website: www.elmorecoema.com for locations, directions, special instructions. It is located at the top of the right sidebar. Check back for updates.

St. James Baptist Church, Eclectic Police Department, Tallassee City Hall, Redland Baptist Church, The Elmore County Courthouse downtown in Wetumpka, First Presbyterian Church of Wetumpka.

Elmore County Under a Tornado Watch Update #1

Elmore County is currently under a Tornado Watch until 2:00 p.m. Additional watches may be necessary. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has Elmore County located within a Slight Risk area for severe weather for today into tomorrow morning. According to the NWS, there will be several opportunities for strong to severe thunderstorms across Central Alabama. Below is the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham. Also below you will find a couple of graphics from the NWS showing timing and threat information for our area for today through tomorrow morning.

THERE WILL BE SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA TODAY.

THIS MORNING THROUGH 10 AM…A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY GROW STRONG ENOUGH TO PRODUCE WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH OR ONE INCH HAIL. WHILE THE THREAT EXISTS ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA…THERE IS A SLIGHTLY HIGHER THREAT IN THE SOUTH HALF.

FROM AROUND NOON TODAY TO 8 PM THIS EVENING…THERE IS ANOTHER CHANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. WIND GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH AND HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME.

THE FINAL SEVERE WEATHER THREAT WILL BE FROM AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM MONDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH AND HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE ARE POSSIBLE. ADDITIONALLY…THERE IS A SMALL THREAT OF TORNADOES AS WELL. THE THREAT INCLUDES ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA…ALTHOUGH THERE IS A SLIGHTLY HIGHER THREAT IN THE NORTH HALF.

Our office will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will email an update on expected severe weather if needed.

Elmore County has been placed unter a Tornado Watch until 2:00 pm

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 78
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
755 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

TORNADO WATCH 78 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

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.    ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BARBOUR              BULLOCK             BUTLER
CHAMBERS             CLAY                COFFEE
CONECUH              COVINGTON           CRENSHAW
DALE                 ELMORE              ESCAMBIA
GENEVA               HENRY               HOUSTON
LEE                  MACON               MONTGOMERY
PIKE                 RANDOLPH            RUSSELL
TALLAPOOSA

We have included some graphics for this group of storms for the rest of the day.

 

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Slight Risk for Severe Weather Potential for this Sunday, April 19th

Just a quick update on the threat  for severe weather for this weekend.  The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has Elmore County located within a Slight Risk area for severe weather for Sunday into Monday. Below is the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham. Also below you will find a couple of graphics from the NWS showing timing and threat information for our area for Sunday at this time. According to the NWS, the forecast is rather uncertain, but they are expecting a threat for severe storms with damaging winds and large hail as the primary threats, though tornadoes cannot totally be ruled out. This threat may begin in the West around 11 PM Sunday and continue through 6 AM Monday in the East.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

SUNDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT…ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO PUSH INTO CENTRAL ALABAMA. THIS ROUND OF STORMS MAY ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED BY DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL…WITH THE ADDED THREAT OF TORNADOES. THE TIME OF THE GREATEST THREAT IS FROM 9 PM SUNDAY EVENING TO 6 AM MONDAY MORNING.

Our office will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will email an update on expected severe weather as needed. Again, this is not expected to be a widespread severe weather event. We are just trying to make sure that those who may be called on, should the threat increase, are aware of the potential. 

 

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Slight Risk of Severe Weather on Sunday, 19 Apr 2015.

For more information check our website at: www.elmorecoema.org.

As of:  17 April 2015, 11:35 a.m.:

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has Elmore County located within a Slight Risk area for severe weather for Sunday. According to the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham a cold front will likely move through late Sunday into early Monday. At this time there may be a chance of a few strong storms possible in our area. This is not expected to be a widespread severe weather event. Hail and gusty winds are expected to be the primary hazards associated with any of these storms as this system  moves through our area at this time.  Below you will find a graphic from the NWS showing the Slight risk area at this time.

Our office will continue to monitor the weather and will post any updates on expected severe weather as needed.

 

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Winter forecast 2-24-2015

Just a quick update for you all on the winter weather potential for tomorrow. According to the forecast by the NWS Office in Birmingham, the snow and wintry precipitation is going to stay to our north. At this point all precipitation for Elmore County is forecasted to be rain. Below are a couple of graphics from the NWS Office that do show the type of precipitation, timing and forecasted amounts of precipitation.

Again, there is some uncertainty with regards to the forecast when talking about wintry weather, so check the weather forecast to make sure that nothing significant has changed. Should we have any significant changes in the forecast we will send out another informational package.

 

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